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American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead is widely quoted as saying: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that … more
I've penned a lot of thank-yous in my career. This one may be my most important.  The Press & Journal has just finished one of the most comprehensive transformations in our 163-year history: the … more
There is something to be said for turnover in any endeavor. From time to time, new viewpoints can help refocus a business or organization. Some elected bodies have term limits to help speed that … more
In the past week, we were called to task by two of Middletown’s most prominent elected leaders for our Jan. 25 story about police regionalization. Telephone calls, texts and a letter touched on … more
Winning can be contagious. After a highly successful Middletown Blue Raiders football season in which they reached the state championship game for the first time, the momentum rolled on for the … more
Hindsight is 20/20, they say. So it’s interesting to look back at Three Mile Island 38 years after the accident at Unit 2 made our little corner of the world synonymous with nuclear disaster. … more
We are in the middle of an epidemic. Cold, hard facts bear it out. Drug overdose deaths, with heroin leading the way, are killing at a higher rate than ever before. Coroner Graham S. Hetrick … more
If you read the following editorial as being sympathetic toward sex offenders, you are missing the point. We are not being sympathetic. We simply want to state that it’s not always possible to … more
The fact that James H. Curry III’s name won’t be on the May 16 primary ballot provides interesting insight into the man as well as the peculiarities of the Pennsylvania election system. We … more
P&J asks: "In consideration of Middletown officials' assertions that the town is in dire financial straits and in light of several sweeping cuts undertaken in the borough, should Middletown's Borough councilors forgo their monthly stipend? … more
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